La Gazzetta dello Sport claim Juventus are working on a contract renewal for youngster Kenan Yildiz and plan to entrust him with the ’10’ shirt. The iconic jersey has endured a mixed legacy since Alessandro Del Piero wore it, having been handed to Paul Pogba and Paulo Dybala in recent years. Now, Yildiz is poised to potentially inherit this prestigious jersey number, marking a new chapter in the club’s storied history.
Gazzetta write that Yildiz, just 18 years old, has already begun to etch his name into the annals of Juventus lore. With three goals to his name, including a standout performance against Salernitana and Frosinone in the Coppa Italia, he embodies the promise of a bright future for the Bianconeri. His aspiration to follow in the footsteps of his childhood idol, Alessandro Del Piero, speaks volumes about his ambitions on and off the field.
Negotiations for his contract renewal, set to be finalized at the end of the season, include discussions to extend his stay until 2029. With his current deal expiring in 2027, the revised agreement reflects Juventus’ unwavering faith in Yildiz’s potential.
While financial terms are under consideration, the significance of bestowing the number 10 jersey upon Yildiz transcends monetary value. It signifies a vote of confidence in his abilities and a nod to his burgeoning talent. As discussions unfold, the possibility of Yildiz inheriting the number 10 from the suspended Paul Pogba looms large, offering a glimpse into Juventus’ vision for the future.
However, Yildiz’s ascension poses questions about the future of another Juventus stalwart, Federico Chiesa. With negotiations for Chiesa’s contract extension at a standstill, the prospect of him departing this summer looms large. While Juventus remains hopeful of reaching an agreement, Yildiz’s emergence provides a buffer against the uncertainties surrounding Chiesa’s future.